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Green June beetle (Cotinis nitida) adults are about 1 inch long with dull metallic green wings and bronze to yellow margins on head and sides. Undersides are shiny green. Larvae are cream-colored, up to 2 inches long, crescent-shaped, crawl on their backs, and project legs upward when moving.

Green June beetle larva (Bessin, UKY)
Green June beetle larva.

(Photo: Ricardo Bessin, University of Kentucky)

Green June beetle adult (Bessin, UKY)
Green June beetle adult.

(Photo: Ricardo Bessin, University of Kentucky)

     

Management:

  • Insecticide with short pre-harvest interval (PHI) as needed, just before and during harvest 

    

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